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List of Native American Tribes in the U.S.

Native American Heroes and Legends

Notable Native Americans


Native American Tribes:


The Anasazi - Ancient Puebloans of the Southwest

Apache - The Fiercest Warriors in the Southwest

Apache Photos

Arapaho - Great Buffalo Hunters of the Plains

The Arikara Tribe - Indians With Horns

The Bannock - Roaming the Great Basin

The Blackfoot Indians - "Real" People of Montana

Blackfoot Vintage Photo Gallery

Cherokee - Forced From Their Homeland on the Trail of Tears

The Cherokee Trail of Tears

Cheyenne - Warriors of the Great Plains

Chickasaw - Unconquerable in the Mississippi Valley

Choctaw - Agriculturists of the Southern Indians

The Crow - Skilled Horseman of Montana

The Comanche Indians - Horsemen of the Plains

Fremont Indians - Forgotten Ancient Peoples

Five Civilized Tribes

The Hidatsu Tribe - North Dakota Pioneers

The Hopi - Peaceful Ones of the Southwest

Kiowa - Nomadic Warriors of the Plains

Lakota, Dakota, Nakota - The Great Sioux Nation

Sioux Photo Gallery

The Mandans - Friends of the Settlers

The Modoc - Fighting in the Lava Beds

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation

The Natchez Tribe - A Sociably Advanced People

The Navajo Nation - Largest in the U.S.

Navajo Long Walk to the Bosque Redondo

Nez Perce - A Hard Fight For Their Homeland

The Omaha Indians - True Nebraskans

Paiute - The Water Ute

The Pawnee Indians - Farmers on the Plains

The Plains Indians - Surviving With the Buffalo

The Potawatomi Tribe

Potawatomi Trail of Death

Powhatan Tribe - Dominating Virginia in History

Pueblo and Reservation Etiquette

Pueblo Indians - Oldest Communities in the United States

The Sheep Eaters of Wyoming

The Shoshone - Continuing the Traditions of Their Ancestors

The Great Sioux Nation

Sioux Photo Gallery

Summary of Native American Tribes of North America

Timucua Tribe - Lost Today

The Tiwa Tribe - Fighting the Spanish

The Ute Tribe - Roaming the Rockies

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Wichita Indians - Roaming the Southern Plains

The Yavapai - Fierce Warriors of the Colorado River

The Zuni - A Mysterious People




The United States government officially recognizes 562 tribes.

In the United States, the Indian tribe is a fundamental unit, and the constitution grants Congress the right to interact with tribes. Federal tribal recognition grants to tribes the right to certain benefits, and is largely controlled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

In addition to those tribes that are recognized there are hundreds of others that have not yet achieved recognition. These unrecognized tribes are organizations of people who claim to be historically, culturally or genetically related to historic Native American Indian tribes but who are not officially recognized as indigenous nations by the United States federal government.

Lengthy and expensive "recognition" procedures are required in order to qualify for government economic and health-care assistance, protection of sacred burial grounds and other benefits.

Among the program's many problems is that a number of the more than 100 tribes currently classified by the government as "unrecognized" already signed treaties with the feds many years ago, but those agreements were never ratified by Congress.


Native American Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers courtesy Native American.com




"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of  a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across  the grass and loses itself in the sunset."


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Nez Perce tipis in Montana, 1871.

Nez Perce tipis in Montana, 1871.

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Cheyenne Warriors

Cheyenne Warriors by Edward Sheriff Curtis.

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